Healthy Aging Tips from Sit and Be Fit's Mary Ann Wilson RN
Sit and Be Fit TV host, Mary Ann Wilson RN

Strengthening Tips

from Sit and Be Fit TV host,

Mary Ann Wilson, RN

Arm raises are a great exercise to help strengthen the shoulders.

Begin by sitting toward the front edge of the chair

with feet firmly planted on the ground.

As with any exercise, take a moment to get into good postural

alignment before beginning.

Resistance Band Arm Raises

Starting Position:

Hold exercise resistance band with hands shoulder width apart.

Stabilize band with right hand on left thigh just above the knee.

Position left arm directly over left thigh.

Turn left hand so thumb points up.

Exercise:

  1. Straighten right elbow and raise right arm up slowly to the front 4X.
  2. Repeat with the right arm crossing the mid-line.
  3. Slide left hand to mid-thigh and move right arm out to the diagonal. Raise right arm up slowly 4X.
  4. Slide left hand up to the right hip. Move right arm out to the side. Keeping the elbow straight, raise right arm up, out to the side, 4X.
  5. Change arms and repeat on the other side.
Band Shoulder Strengthener - Arm Raises
Sit and Be Fit TV host, Mary Ann Wilson RN, shares shoulder strengthening exercise with resistance band – Step #1
Band Shoulder Strengthener - Arm Raises
Sit and Be Fit TV host, Mary Ann Wilson RN, shares shoulder strengthening exercise with resistance band – Step #2
Band Shoulder Strengthener - Arm Raises
Sit and Be Fit TV host, Mary Ann Wilson RN, shares shoulder strengthening exercise with resistance band – Step #3
Band Shoulder Strengthener - Arm Raises
Sit and Be Fit TV host, Mary Ann Wilson RN, shares shoulder strengthening exercise with resistance band – Step #4

Exercise Precautions:

When performing Resistance Band Arm Raises, make sure the thumb is pointed up when the arm is being raised. If you have a shoulder injury or experience any discomfort while doing this exercise, try lifting the band only to chest level. Remember, listen to your body!  If anything hurts, modify the exercise within your comfort range or discontinue it.

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1 Comment

  1. Just like to say hello and thanks for your program MaryAnn,I’m a man who is the youngest of 3 and I take care of my mom who’s in her 70’s and legally blind and have some signs of dementia plus recovering from a stroke now and it’s going on 2 years recovering now and I’ve been using some of your episode’s to help with my mom regaining motions back in her limbs and keep her moving during the day.Thanks again ???? keep up the work you and your co-host

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